Whew! Since coming back from Mexico (which was fabulous!), we haven’t stopped!
After being gone for just a few days, there was a lot to catch up on, and by Thursday, the kids and I needed to get out of the house! So we met a friend at the children’s museum, and spent the morning playing there. This is the first time that Twinkle has interacted with the exhibits so she was fun to watch. Apparently, Minion 1 developed a fear of the dinosaur section and wouldn’t let us go in it! It’s a small section and I was able to stay out with Minion 1 while the big kids went in- but he about fell apart at the thought of Minion 2 and Twinkle going in- it was hilarious (in a sympathetic way, of course). Here are a few of my favorite pictures:
I'm blaming pregnancy brain, but I can’t even remember what we did Friday, and Saturdays are always busy with church soul-winning, errands, and preparing for Sunday morning. Due to our other activities, the house was extra messy, and we had guests coming over for Sunday dinner, so I REALLY needed to clean house!
Sunday was an absolutely wonderful day. My husband preached a great message on separation and holy living, and it was really a challenge to our church to step it up! Our afternoon was filled with good fellowship, and the evening message was just as convicting (for me, anyways).
On Monday we took the kids to the county fair, and spent a few hours there. The first thing we did was watch the shark show. We got good seats, but we had to wait for a good 20 minutes or so. When the show was starting, they played the JAWS theme music. That music scared Minion 2! It took a little convincing to get him to stay and watch the show! We explored the 4-H area, the petting zoo, and saw a couple more shows, and then this mama needed to go home! I was beat! A few pictures from our day:
Tuesday, our church hosted a Bearing Precious Seed conference. This is a ministry out of Ohio (I think) that prints Bibles, New Testaments, John and Romans, etc. in many languages and sends them out all over the world to missionaries and churches that request them- all in the good ol’ King James! Really, all we were doing was opening our building for them to use, but somehow there was a miscommunication and we found out Monday morning that we were supposed to serve breakfast and lunch for them! Oops! We were scrambling a bit, but a dear lady from church (thank you- I know you’re reading this!) came and helped, and everything was pulled off without a hitch! The kids were great, which was such a blessing because staying calm and occupied while Mom is busy all morning and preachers are in a meeting is no small feat for 6 children!
All that last minute stuff was really a blessing in disguise for me, though, because I had not planned on going to the meeting, as there was no need for it. However, I had not even thought that the couple running it were dear friends, and I would not have seen them if I had not gone. The time spent with Miss Bonnie was so precious, and I’m so thankful the Lord arranged all of it!
Tuesday night we observed the Lord’s Supper with the church family, and that is always one of the best services of the year for me. It’s still amazing to me that Jesus Christ was willing to sacrifice Himself for me. I hope it never becomes ‘old news’ to me.
Oh, and Tuesday the paperwork was signed on the house! Praise God!!! We spent all day Wednesday there beginning the cleanup work! The fridge and freezer smelled so I began cleaning that. On the surface, it didn’t look too bad…but then I started taking the inside apart…ugh! I found a back panel that I think the previous owners didn’t realize was there because the original tubing for the water line was still there- anyways, they definitely never removed it because behind was blood and food drippings and particles. When I took apart the door shelves in the freezer, there was mold everywhere! It took me over an hour to get that thing cleaned out to a point where I felt I could be comfortable putting our food in there!
Okay, to wrap up this novel, Thursday I was wiped out and sick (I felt it coming on since Monday) and was of no use to anyone (not entirely true because the family did get to eat, and I did get the girls’ disaster of a room organized and ready to pack), and today we spent another day at the house cleaning, fixing, and prepping. I’ll show pictures of the house in a later post.
Well, I’m off to bed- oh wait, it’s only 8:15…there is a pile of laundry on the loveseat that I should probably attack..